What is the Best Commercial Roofing Material?

Choosing a roofing material for your commercial property should accommodate the needs of the building as well as your budget. There are many factors to consider, such as the weather conditions, animals and foliage and surrounding environment that will all affect the longevity of the roof.

The 6 most common commercial roofing materials are:

Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane

This is a standard gravel/tar roof. Very versatile as it is built with multiple layers and can be adjusted to meet the level of durability you require. Very cost effective, and tough!

Metal Roofing

Very popular for commercial properties. There are many different types of materials available to choose from such as tin, lead, aluminum, stainless steel and corrugated galvanized steel. Can be prone to rust but is very fire resistant.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

A two-ply roofing system in which fabric roofing materials are cut and installed in a similar fashion as BUR membranes. Easy maintenance and withstands foot traffic very well.

Thermoset (EPDM)

A very durable roofing system that is easy to maintain. Performs well in cold environments and is reflective. May help save on cooling costs.

PVC & TPO (Thermoplastic)

A very reflective and weather withstanding option. Resistant to tears or punctures, wind, fire, UV light and chemicals.

Green Roofing

Very versatile option that will make your property resistant to damage from the elements and will also improve energy efficiency. Environmentally friendly.

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